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Susan B Glasser/New Yorker: President Trump Is a Better Dealbreaker Than Dealmaker His blown-up North Korea summit proves it. Even before the collapse of the North Korea negotiations, it was clear that this week was not going to do much for Trump’s vaun

Kyrie Irving seemingly takes shot at past coaches while praising Brad Stevens

Kyrie Irving played for several coaches who did not last very long in Cleveland, and it does not sound like the star point guard thought very highly of any of them.In a recent appearance on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” Irving had high praise for Boston Cel

Donovan declares allegiance to US, defends supporting Mexico

Landon Donovan has come under fire over the past few days for his decision to support Mexico in the World Cup as part of a promotion for Wells Fargo, and the former U.S. soccer star felt the need to defend himself on Sunday afternoon.After the Twitter masses

10 takeaways from the 2018 U.S. Open

The 2018 U.S. Open is in the books and it had a very similar feeling to 2017. Brooks Koepka became the first man in 29 years to win consecutive U.S. Opens.We know that Koepka’s achievement is great. But in reality, it’s one of the most impressive things w

Dustin Johnson’s US Open hopes fade on back 9

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Dustin Johnson had a four-stroke lead after 36 holes and was still in striking distance heading onto the back nine in the final round of the U.S. Open.

Tony Finau finishes 5th at the 118th U.S. Open

Tony Finau recaps his final round after finishing in 5th place at the U.S. Open. Sponsored by #Lexus.

Taurasi leads Mercury to 8th straight win, 92-80 over Aces (Jun 17, 2018)

LAS VEGAS (AP) Diana Taurasi scored 18 of her 28 in the first half and the Phoenix Mercury ran their winning streak to eight with a 92-80 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday night.

Diana Taurasi leads Mercury to 8th straight win

LAS VEGAS (AP) Diana Taurasi scored 18 of her 28 in the first half and the Phoenix Mercury ran their winning streak to eight with a 92-80 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday night.

Angels up against Diamondbacks, Greinke in series opener (Jun 17, 2018)

The Los Angeles Angels haven't faced right-hander Zack Greinke since the 2015 season, but they've continued to feel his effects.

Open thread for night owls: 'Rookie mistake' by Rick Scott resulted in steep hurricane cleanup costs

After Hurricane Irma carved a path of destruction through the Florida Keys, the task of managing the cleanup fell on Florida Gov. Rick Scott. For reasons that remain mysterious, however, Scott chose to ignore contracts already arranged by the state for cleanu

RECAP: Switzerland hangs on to draw Brazil 1-1

Brazil struggles early in the World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland on Sunday 6/17

Indians welcome back Alonso vs. White Sox (Jun 17, 2018)

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians will welcome first baseman Yonder Alonso back into the lineup Monday night when they host the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a three-game series at Progressive Field.

Kalyn Ponga set for Queensland debut in State of Origin II

SYDNEY (AP) Fullback Kalyn Ponga is set to make his Queensland debut in Sunday's second State of Orgin rugby league clash with New South Wales.

Giants seek better results in rematch with Marlins (Jun 17, 2018)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants will be out to avenge a series defeat on the road last week when they get a rematch with the Miami Marlins in a three-game set that begins Monday night.

Yankees, Nationals pick up where they left off in May (Jun 17, 2018)

WASHINGTON -- On what was supposed to be a day off, the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals will try on Monday to finish what they started in May.

Turning affluent suburbs blue is a necessary part of winning back a Democratic majority

Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a baffling and potentially harmful opinion piece by two history professors, Lily Geismer and Michael Lessner, titled “Turning Affluent Suburbs Blue Isn't Worth the Cost.” In short, they argue that affluent suburb

Brady Tkachuk a name to watch heading into NHL Draft

One of the most well-known players in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft will be Brady Tkachuk, brother of Matthew Tkachuk, both who are sons of Keith Tkachuk. And while many know his name on sight, the 18-year-old physical and fast-skating wing is one of the most

Ben Roethlisberger has good reason for not wanting record contract

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could be set for one last major contract, but he’s not concerned about setting a record with it.Roethlisberger said Sunday at his football camp that he would rather set records with wins, and he’s willin

WATCH: Billy Hamilton's web gem will blow your mind

On Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the Cincinnati Reds, center fielder Billy Hamilton robbed Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli of a sure extra-base hit with a web gem you have to see to believe.Tracking a deep shot that looked like it was going to ge

76ers rumored to be looking for a top-five draft pick

The Philadelphia 76ers finally have progressed past the point where they’re a lottery team, having made the playoffs this past NBA season. That doesn’t mean they’re done with picking near the top of the draft, however.According to David Griffin, the for

20 biggest winners and losers from NFL minicamps

The conclusion of NFL minicamps signals the final break until the blood, sweat and tears of training camp really sets a new season off in earnest.It’s easy to get sucked into the news this time of year, since every fan (not to mention those who cover the sp

From Fifa 2018 live broadcast to Jio double data offer: Last week in tech

Here is everything you need to know about the news from technology space that made headlines in June 11-17 week

Kerala govt to leverage Blockchain tech to streamline supply

The Kerala government has embarked on a strategy to leverage the Blockchain technology to streamline purchase and distribution network of milk, vegetables and fish in the state. The project is being implemented through the Kerala Development and Innovatio

Seven booked in Rs 22.59 lakh cheating case

Seven people have been booked for allegedly cheating a man to the tune of Rs 22.59 lakh after pursuaing him to invest in bitcoins launched by a company, police said today. A case of cheating has been registered at the Khadakpada police station. No arrest

Capps, Schumacher score their first wins of 2018

FUNNY CARCapps’ 59th career win was a result of a 4.234sec run at 296.37mph in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T, taking down Bob Tasca III in the finals. He has now earned back-to-back victories at Bristol Dragway as the 2016 Funny Car world champion a

Justin Allgaier fends off Bell for Xfinity Series win at Iowa

Allgaier lead 182 of 250 laps, sweeping the stages en route to his second win of the season.«Unbelievable. First of all, all glory to God man,» Allgaier said in Victory Lane. «We had a great car today, these guys did a fantastic job. I can'

Landon Donovan says allegiance is to US soccer, defends supporting Mexico

Landon Donovan has come under fire over the past few days for his decision to support Mexico in the World Cup as part of a promotion for Wells Fargo, and the former U.S. soccer star felt the need to defend himself on Sunday afternoon.After the Twitter masses

Could Trump face Magnitsky Act sanctions?

Already branded by a survey of historians as America’s worst ever, the presidency of Donald Trump may also live in infamy as the most ironic. After all, the man who ran to “Make America Great Again” has already ceded global climate leadership to China a

Brewers turn to Chacin against Pirates (Jun 17, 2018)

Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin could have gotten something richer than the two-year, $15.5 million contract he signed with Milwaukee during the offseason.

Brooks Koepka wins the U.S. Open for the 2nd straight year

Brooks Koepka wins the U.S. Open for the second straight year. Holly Sonders recaps his performance. Sponsored by #Lexus

Allgaier wins Xfinity race at Iowa, leads 182 of 250 laps

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season.

Red Sox hit three homers to rout Mariners 9-3 (Jun 17, 2018)

SEATTLE (AP) Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts all homered and the Boston Red Sox routed the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Sunday.

Trevino, Rangers rally for 4 runs in 9th, beat Rockies 13-12 (Jun 17, 2018)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jose Trevino blooped a two-run single, capping a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning that sent the Texas Rangers over the Colorado Rockies 13-12 on Sunday.

Nimmo, Cabrera hit HRs in 9th, rally Mets past D-backs 5-3 (Jun 17, 2018)

PHOENIX (AP) Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal Cabrera homered off Brad Boxberger in a four-run ninth inning and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday.

Sen. Mitch McConnell warns Mueller probe into Russian election tampering 'ought to wrap it up'

Given that prying a substantive comment on the Russia investigation from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is like trying to coax a turtle into doing a peppy dance number we should presume McConnell intended to send a strong message here. “What I thin

Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor Do cities still want a sharing economy? As tech startups surge in cities, incl

World Cup 2018 memes: Mexico stuns Germany; Brazil pops a balloon - CNET

Doggone it, there were a lot of Chihuahua vs. German Shepherd jokes. And then there was the red balloon.

Panama coach promises to drink two bottles of vodka if they advance

Panama’s coach does not have the highest of expectations for his team in the World Cup, but he sure is making things interesting for his country.Coach Bolillo Gomez told the media in Russia that if Panama advances out of the group stage, he will drink two b

Report: MLB hoping Bryce Harper participates in Home Run Derby

Major League Baseball really wants Bryce Harper in the Home Run Derby in front of his own fans.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, MLB has reached out to Harper to gauge his interest in participating in the event, which will be held at Nationals Park th

Twitter reacts to Brooks Koepka winning US Open again

For the second year in a row, Brooks Koepka has won the U.S. Open. With his win Sunday, he carved out a special place in history as just the seventh man to win back-to-back titles at this major tournament. Last year, Koepka overcame a difficult final round t
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